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Noun1.cockleburr - any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrscockleburr - any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrs
genus Xanthium, Xanthium - coarse herbs having small heads of greenish flowers followed by burrs with hooked bristles
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
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(4,5) Six of these lagoons north to south (San Onofre, Las Flores (Las Pulgas on some maps), Hidden, Aliso, French, and Cockleburr) were about the same size or smaller than San Mateo, had similar fish faunas, and also lost some of the estuarine species after one or two years.
It never came to much Just out of Smithland on the Louisville road You'll find the monument, a simple shaft The local D.A.R.'s put up in '24 Amid the ragweed, dog-fennel, and cockleburr, To honor Lucy Lewis for good taste In dying in Kentucky.